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Archive for February, 2011

  • King of All Media: Boston Globe, Saturday February 19

    Feb 20, 11 • Uncategorized1 Comment
    King of All Media: Boston Globe, Saturday February 19

    Just a quick post to get you to read a piece I wrote in the Globe this week: http://www.boston.com/cars/newsandreviews/overdrive/2011/02/resisting_new_car_purchases_ca.html...

  • Jalopnik, TTAC, Mommy blogs and Journalism 101

    Feb 17, 11 • News, PublishingComments Off
    Jalopnik, TTAC, Mommy blogs and Journalism 101

        Jalopnik and The Truth About Cars are foaming at the mouth over the following: http://dearcrissy.com/crazy-toyota-mommy-networks-mom-bloggers-story/ The gist is this: Crissy Someb0dy-or-Other has something I’d rather carve my eyes out than read: A “mommy blog.” Anyhoo, she’s up in arms because somebody from a network of these things (I can’t believe we need more ...

  • 6 New Car “Features” I Wish Would Go Away

    Feb 15, 11 • New CarsComments Off
    6 New Car “Features” I Wish Would Go Away

    I happen to be driving a 2011 Honda Accord “Special Edition” this week.  I picked up my daughter at her after-school program last night. I went to put her in the back seat, yanked the door handle. Locked. Pushed the button on the key fob. Unlocked already open driver’s door. Had to push the button ...

  • Audience Participation Time: Official Winter Vehicle of New England

    Feb 9, 11 • Uncategorized4 Comments
    Audience Participation Time: Official Winter Vehicle of New England

    On Saturday, I’m headed to an undisclosed location to judge the New England Motor Press Association’s Official Winter Vehicle of New England awards. For the last decade, NEMPA has selected a number of vehicles in different classes, along with one vehicle selected as “Official Winter Vehicle of New England.” What I’d like to know from ...

  • Review: 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Diesel Crew Cab

    Feb 4, 11 • New Cars4 Comments
    Review: 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Diesel Crew Cab

    I remember when I was about eight years old grabbing a butter knife out of the drawer to turn a flathead screw. My dad warned me that butter knives were for slicing butter, and that screwdrivers were for turning screws. It was an incident that always stuck with me, and while I’ve strayed from that ...